State Provides $10M In New Funds For Safe Passage ProgramThe city’s Safe Passage program to protect Chicago Public Schools students on their way to and from school has been expanded more than two dozen new schools, thanks to $10 million in new funding from the state.
CTA: Effort To Speed Up Buses Delayed By Slow RTA FundingThe CTA hopes to attract more riders by speeding up its buses, and giving buses green light priority over other vehicles is a key part of that strategy, but it says it is encountering problems obtaining federal grant money that's been in the hands of the Regional Transportation Authority since 2012.
Kirk Promotes Stroke Research Funding, TreatmentsThe Republican from Highland Park, who suffered a stroke in January 2012, attended a round-table discussion at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with Chicago-area stroke researchers. He emphasized the importance of funding National Institutes of Health research.
Without New Funding Source, State Poison Hotline Set To End May 31Illinois, which was the first state to have a poison center, could soon become the only state without one. CBS 2's Chris Martinez reports.
Poison Hotline Could Shut Down Without Money
George Defends Pulling Funding For Immigrant Group Over Same-Sex Marriage StanceAccused of using immigrants as “pawns in a political battle” over same-sex marriage, Cardinal Francis George defended the decision to halt Catholic Church funding for immigrant rights groups that support gay marriage.
Illinois' Writing Test Back, But Without FundingAfter a two-year reprieve, Illinois high school juniors will be tested on their writing skills again next spring during state standardized tests.
Chicago Field Museum Facing Staff, Budget CutsChicago's Field Museum is shrinking.
Inspector General For City Council Says He Needs More MoneyThe Chicago City Council appointed its first internal watchdog just seven months ago, and he says he's busy, but he's out of money.
Torture Investigation Panel To Shut Down After State Eliminates FundingA state commission set up to investigate claims of police torture is about to close up shop.
NATO Leaders To Discuss Paying For Afghan Army After WithdrawalThe second day of intense talks is in progress at the NATO Summit, and the major focus remains how to deal with the war in Afghanistan.
Emanuel Insists Taxpayers Won't Pay For NATO SummitMayor Rahm Emanuel is reassuring Chicago taxpayers that they won't be stuck with the bill for all the activity, security and disruptions that will occur around the NATO Summit the weekend of May 19.